I am a (newly promoted) Sergeant in the US Army. My job specialty is in Intelligence: Human Intelligence and Counterintelligence (35M - 35L). I have been in the Army for four years, in which time I earned two associates degrees one in Chinese Mandarin (Defense Language Institute; GPA: 3.94) and the other in Intelligence Operations (Cochise College; GPA: 3.7). I am currently completing a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University maintaining a current 4.0 GPA. I have one year left in the Army and will be 26 yrs old when I leave the military/ETS.
I read, write, and speak Chinese Mandarin (DLPT 2+/2+/2) and have deployment experience to Iraq as the Brigade-Level Human Intelligence Requirement Manager. I have also done some tutoring work for the school-aged children of military servicemembers as a volunteer.
My question is a bit pre-mature as I do not believe that I am yet in a position to apply to Wharton. My question is with regard to my transition from the military. I am planning to do a year of civilian work before starting the application process. I have a few options that have been presented to me and I'd like to know which is the best one to increase my admission consideration.
1. Internship at the FBI
2. Working for a Media Company in Shanghai, China
3. Position with Booz, Allen, Hamilton doing Intelligence work